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Will google stop gmail?

 1:24 am on Jan 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've read rumors (on gmail group) that google might either stop gmail, or freeze its development.
This would explain the slow development.

Is this a rumor or is it based on facts?



Tropical Island

 11:46 pm on Jan 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

This is a new page that pops up for 5 seconds or so when you now sign out of your Gmail account. It wasn't there a few days ago.

I especially noted that they state "limitied availability".
Is this a sign that it may never come out of Beta?

Signed out
Thank you for using Google Accounts. You are now logged out of the following services:

Gmail - free 1000 MB email service (Limited availability)

Please click here to continue.


 12:51 am on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is this a sign that it may never come out of Beta?

Interesting point... I have been seeing the "Limited Availability" message when I have logged out, and wondered the same thing.


 1:01 am on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

It would not surprise at me all.

I think Gmail severely impinges on intellectual property rights in a climate of ever increasing IP protection.

Whether or not you agree that it impinges on IP rights, there is certainly enough there that it must cause Google some consternation.


 1:02 am on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

I doubt it. They need new sources of revenue (content). Unless they did enough studies that show that people don't like those personalized ads on e-mails.


 1:05 am on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

Gmail is "limited availability" because it's still in beta and not open to all. This is just a rumor, almost certainly baseless. The assertion that development has slowed is pure conjecture too - just because the interface is not showing great changes doesn't mean that there isn't development server-side or in terms of infrastructure.

Tropical Island

 12:35 pm on Jan 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

The page referred to above has disappeared this morning.

This could all be a tempest in a teapot however if they decide to "limit" availability I hope that those that have an account now and have moved all their e-mail to them will be allowed to continue.


 6:29 pm on Feb 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

I dont know, if they where going to cancel it, why the sudden influx of invites? I have over 150 gmail invites, and if they where going to cancel I'd think they would stop giving out the invites.



 9:37 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

They are probably wondering why nobody clicks on their ads. WHAT ADS! They say they have ads, I dont see any. Besides, people that use pop dont get ads.

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